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Yahoo launching an Android phone in Japan

19 August, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Yahoo launching an Android phone in Japan - read the full textYahoo is launching an Android based smartphone in Japan on the country’s third biggest mobile operator, SoftBank. Yes, as strange as it sounds, Yahoo is launching a phone running Android, an OS made by Yahoo’s biggest competitor in the search engine space. Having said that, Yahoo is a lot more...


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Apple is finally going to release an affordable version of their iPhone alongside their flagship iPhone 5 and it's going to be run by Android.
Hahaha, well... it CAN happen! :D
Steve is out and Yahoo made an Android phone, let the havoc begin... :D

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  • 2011-08-25 11:40
  • 3pw6

> In reply to Jon23 @ 2011-08-22 16:11 from t7yI - click to readspot on on!

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  • 2011-08-23 00:23
  • QG@Z

Japan vs the world. Yeah right. Sharp,kyocera,toshiba, nec, panasonic, fujitsu, sony VS SAMSUNG. Did I miss anything?

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  • 2011-08-22 16:11
  • t7yI

very very sexi

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  • 2011-08-22 11:10
  • s8Ik

> In reply to Dave @ 2011-08-20 01:02 from myA5 - click to readLike I said, I'm generalizing on the issue. Yes not all american products are popular. The PS3 has games for the Japanese people. You know cute characters in RPG games. The Xbox 360 have more sports games and games for western audience. American cars are also unpopular in Japan and the rest of the world. With the exception of Saudi Arabia.
Maybe this Yahoo phone could be a game changer in Japan but I don't know how popular Android is in Japan. Does the os have large fanbase?

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  • 2011-08-21 15:33
  • TXUh

very nice & beautiful handset...syslist...very more configrtion function...touch screen.

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  • 2011-08-21 11:50
  • PTSb

Wish sharp would release some handsets in the UK again. My old 903 was way ahead of its time

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  • 2011-08-20 21:25
  • nx}5

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-20 09:20 from f0jD - click to readof course, werd u xpect to come from, appstore?

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  • 2011-08-20 12:40
  • v0Xt

and where woll the apps come from - android market?

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  • 2011-08-20 09:20
  • f0jD

What is left behind when Yahoo, being a competetor of Google, is launching an Android phone. Come on NOKIA, what are you waiting for? Please launch Android, parallel with Windows Phone 7 and see the difference.

Nokia Fans

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  • 2011-08-20 03:34
  • uZa{

> In reply to simple user @ 2011-08-19 13:26 from Svec - click to readNokia is coming up with 8 new symbian anna devices in the next 12 months...still think that after this first major firm upgrade that Nokia has some aces in the deck.

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  • 2011-08-20 02:30
  • svk%

> In reply to Shaggy @ 2011-08-19 17:04 from TXUh - click to readIf that is true then how the hell is the xbox and xbox 360 getting pwned in Japan?

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  • 2011-08-20 01:02
  • myA5

In my country you say yaaaaaaaa, Hu, if totally exasperated. Android is the future

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  • 2011-08-19 23:48
  • f4hC

> In reply to The Boy with Red Hat @ 2011-08-19 18:46 from LrKS - click to readit's simple because manufacter such sharp,fujitsu,panasonic,nec are better then samsung.why to buy worse foreign goods?even samsung knows it

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  • 2011-08-19 23:29
  • pU%G

> In reply to diablo @ 2011-08-19 10:43 from IVJ3 - click to readHe said better not faster.and yes it is possible

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  • 2011-08-19 19:28
  • MA%X
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> In reply to Shaggy @ 2011-08-19 17:04 from TXUh - click to readThat's is absolutely TRUE

Japanese culture is not always gentle with other Asian manufacturers....

So Samsung and others are not welcome there...

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  • 2011-08-19 18:46
  • LrKS
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dear "simple user" i am true nokia nut i've owned almost all the nokia n-series devices. i still have all of them boxed up in a corner. recently i switched to android cuz i cudnt pass up a PS certified phone. i still have the n97 and love it over any iteration of ios devices. i'll never spend my hard earned money on htc, just cuz they humiliated nokia. so please dont post a comment just thinking bout yourself.
thank you

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  • 2011-08-19 17:16
  • FKx9

so why cant Apple make a Bada phone? :P lolzzz

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  • 2011-08-19 17:06
  • iwpx

American popculture is huge in Japan. Anything american is cooler than domestic stuff. One of the reasons why Apple is huge in Japan compared to domestic and neighbouring countries companies. Japanese people in general dislike koreans to say the least, so buying korean such as samsung, lg is no go. chinese products likewize. Yes Android is an american brand but it's on domestic hardware so it's popularity will be so n so imo. I know I'm generalizing :)

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  • 2011-08-19 17:04
  • TXUh

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